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Indonesia Finds Sriwijaya Air Jet’s Cockpit Voice Recorder

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder of a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in January, killing all 62 people on board, officials said Wednesday. Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi …

AirAsia Plane’s Tail Could be Lifted to Retrieve Black Boxes

Strong currents and blinding silt thwarted an attempt by divers on Thursday to find AirAsia Flight 8501‘s black boxes, which are believed to still be in the recently discovered tail of the crashed plane. The flight data and cockpit voice …

Time Running Out as Missing Plane’s ‘Black Box’ Pings Continue

Equipment inside two nearly indestructible boxes aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane recorded critical information that would help investigators reconstruct what went wrong. The flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder have beacons that are sending out “pings” which searchers …